Are are 2011 MBP more memory critical

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LunaC, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. LunaC macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2011
    I dont know if it is my typical luck or if there is an issue but so far Ive had two defective memory modules (2x4G) from crucial. They are a wonderful company so Im not blaming them.

    On the first set of ram:

    2011 MBP 13 i7, posted, ran for a bit then locked up. After that, it would not post (no beeps either).

    2011 MBP 17 2.3 posted, ran and locked up when loading iTunes,LR3 or anything else that appeared to use a bit of memory. Reboot and the same thing happens then a panic from then on

    Second set of ram:

    2011 MBP 17 2.3 posted gave 3 beeps- both sticks. One stick verified stable other no post. Running at 6GB and stable

    late 2009 MBP 17 2.8 (thought this might be a good test for the suspect stick). Posted and booted into Bootcamp win 64. Locked when running the Windows Experience test. After that, post gave 3 beeps.

    Basically Im just curious if Im the only fool that this type of stuff typically happens too :) Or are these SB machine more particular than the older.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Sounds like you have just had extremely bad luck. MBPs use standard Intel chipsets so they are actually less picky than the older (pre-2010) MBPs with NVidia chipsets. Try to sort it out with Crucial, maybe they will give you a nice discount.
  3. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    That doesn't sound right. Sounds like you just got unlucky a few times in a row.

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